Files with cnv file extension may also be found as some old conversion libraries for some earlier versions of Microsoft Word.

There are 5 other file types using
the CNV file extension!

cnv icon.cnv - Corel WordPerfect temporary data

empty icon.cnv - WS_FTP Pro upload conversion data

empty icon.cnv - FARSITE optional conversion data

empty icon.cnv - Canvas drawing (version 6-8)

empty icon.cnv - IBM DB2 conversion data

CNV file extension - Microsoft Word text conversion data

What is cnv file? How to open cnv files?

The cnv file extension is associated with Microsoft Word, a powerful authoring program that gives you the ability to create and share documents by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools with the easy-to-use Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, which is part of Microsoft Office.

The .cnv files were used by various Microsoft Word editions for text conversion files.

The cnv file is basically a DLL dynamic link library used for importing or converting other file formats.

Updated: April 22, 2024

The default software associated to open cnv file:

Microsoft Word icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Word  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Word offers powerful word processing and text editor features that allow users to easily create documents. Almost every, if not every, computer user knows .doc and .docx Word documents.

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office is popular productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint), databases (Microsoft Access) etc..

Microsoft Office can be also used to manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook). 

Help how to open:

These files are not meant to be opened directly, they act as a dynamic library for document conversion purposes.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to other formats.

Related links:

Additional text converters and image filters are available in the Microsoft Office File Converter Pack

Converter Packs for Office XP, Office 2000, and Office 97 are superseded by the Office 2003 Converter Pack

List of recommended software applications associated to the .cnv file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open cnv file, edit cnv file, convert cnv file, view cnv file, play cnv file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with cnv file - Microsoft Word text conversion data

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word uses cnv file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with cnv file by default:
Microsoft Word small icon Microsoft Word
Microsoft Office small icon Microsoft Office

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